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OBITUARY

Mirriam LaJoyce Brown

January 16, 1947June 26, 2020
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Mirriam LaJoyce Brown, 73 of Bowie, Maryland peacefully passed away June 26, 2020 after a short battle with cancer.

Mirriam was married in 1967 to Marshall A Brown. They divorced in 1980. She leaves two children Pamela Brown Neal, Marshall (Man) Alexander Brown II, four grandchildren Marshall III (Tre’), Jackson, William and Melanie; one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Mammie Brooks, three nephews: Gerald II, Derrick, Marcus and one great-niece Kayla, along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Mirriam was born on January 16, 1947 in Los Angeles, California to the late Willie E. Brooks Jr. “Junior Brooks” and the late Thelma W. Tucker “Red”. The family lived for a time with Mirriam’s grandparents: Frank “Daddy Frank” and Minnie “Aunt Minnie” Washington. Mirriam would continue to live with her grandparents throughout her early years. This living arrangement cemented strong bonds with the aunts, uncles, and cousins who also lived with Aunt Minnie and Daddy Frank.

Mirriam loved her family. Even when she went away to college and later settled in D.C. She would make it a point to send her children to CA for the summer, so that they would also develop a love for the people that she loved so much, and they did!

While Aunt Minnie sparked Mirriam’s spiritual interests, her mother, Red motivated Mirriam to be resolute in her pursuit of education. Red highly valued education and instilled that in her children and grandchildren.

Upon graduating high school, and encouraged by Red, Mirriam attended Howard University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. Shortly afterwards she began a very successful civil service career with the General Services Administration as a computer specialist prior to transition over to the Department of Navy as an Information Technology Specialist

Mirriam was a strong woman of faith who deeply loved the Lord. Raised in the Baptist tradition, Mirriam became a born-again Christian at Tried Stone Fire Baptized Holiness Church in Washington, DC in March of 1990. She immediately dedicated her life to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ, volunteering as an usher and altar worker. In November 1992, she became a member of Jericho Baptist Church, presently City of Praise Family Ministries, and a student at Jericho Christian College. While at Jericho, she served with the Correspondence Ministry, People of the Word Ministry and the Children’s Church, teaching second graders.

Upon retirement from federal service in 2003, Mirriam returned to Los Angeles, where she joined the City of Refuge Church, serving on the Intercessory Prayer Team, and as an altar worker. In 2006, she joined the Youth with a Mission (YWAM) ministry and traveled to FIJI, Mexico and the Philippines on several outreach mission trips, to share her faith.

Mirriam’s infectious smile and kind heart made all that crossed her path feel like family. Beyond her deep faith and commitment to doing the Lord’s work, Mirriam‘s greatest joy came from spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed family trips with her mother and daughter, dining out with her son and grandchildren, and any opportunity to visit with friends and family.

Some of her many leisure trips included Caribbean cruises; and trips to the Bahamas; Acapulco, Mexico; Maui, HI; Grand Cayman; Israel; Turkey; Disney World, FL; Branson, MO; Cozumel, Mexico; and every country in Western Europe with the exceptions of Scotland and Portugal.

Mirriam left an incredible legacy of love, nurturing, academic excellence, and spiritual service and commitment for her children and grandchildren. Her loss has created a void that will only be assuaged when “the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing.” – 1 Cor. 15:26

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G. Elaine Washington

July 13, 2020

I so enjoyed the time we spent together last November. Staying up all hours of the night; learning more of the family history, and your ability to tell a story was so enjoyable. I look forward to a time when as the Bible promises at Psalms 37:29, "The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it." We will have all the time in the world to laugh and talk, in paradise.

Pamela LaJoyce Brown Neal

July 13, 2020

Ma,

You are the best mother that a person could have ever asked for. I love you, I miss you, and I reminisce about all of the good times we had . . . the talks, the trips, the advice, and just the enjoyment of being in each other’s company. We could talk on the phone for hours about absolutely nothing and have the best time.

I am constantly thinking of what kinds of things we will do the next time I see you. Will I be able to convince you to take a nature walk with me? Will you ride a bike with me? Or maybe we will just enjoy a delicious meal together? Whatever we do, I will be elated to enjoy spending time with you once again. I most look forward to the new experiences that we will share throughout eternity, and never again saying goodbye. Ps. 37:11, 29; Pr. 2:21; Isa. 25:8; Isa. 26:19; Isa. 65:21-22; Matt. 5:5; Rev. 21:4. I have no doubt whatsoever that we will experience the fulfillment of these scriptures together because of the guarantee that Jehovah has provided, and the certainty of knowing that he will accomplish all that he has promised to do! Isa. 55:11, Heb. 11:1

I can hardly wait! ❤️

Raycenia Moyer

July 12, 2020

To The Family of Evangelist Mirriam Brown

We, the Ministry of New Beginnings Leadership Center, join you in our grief over the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, sister, loved one, and friend, Mirriam Brown. May God comfort you during this time. Our prayers and love are with you and for you. For our God is a God of mountains and the valley. He is with you to strengthen, help and comfort. When our hearts are
overwhelmed, He leads us to the rock that is higher than we are. We encourage you to draw near to the Lord during this time, and He will draw near to you. He is our strength, our source and our keeper.

Melverlynn Hull

July 12, 2020

I am grateful for having this God centered woman as my friend for over 59 years.
Dear friend, evangelist and prayer warrior, I will see you in the "morning."
Lynn

Kerryn Mone’t Bood

July 11, 2020

Mirriam,
I close my eyes and think of you. I see your beautiful smile and hear your awesome laugh. You will be very missed in my life. You were my personal prayer warrior. I’ll still call on you, just in a different way. I love you cousin. ♥️

Love you forever
Kerryn

Beverly Ware

July 11, 2020

Mirriam,
I love you, will miss you and you will always be in my ❤️ and memory.
Love your Aunt
Beverly

Mary Hollins

July 10, 2020

My daughter was traveling last year and asked Pam to stop by to check on me. She brought her mother and another friend with her. It was the first time I met Miriam but we talked and laugh the whole night like we had been friends forever. She was so loving and friendly. She told me about her time working for the military and she sound like a strong woman who demanded respect. She was a beautiful woman and I could see a lot of Pam in her. I look forward to the day when I see her again because I know we will be the best of friends forever.

Dauna Fuller Gomez

July 9, 2020

Pam and Man,
Your mother was one of the sweetest people in the entire Washington family and one that could always be counted on for prayer. The last time I talked to her was when my mother, Gertrude, passed. Mirriam called and talked to me and comforted me. I knew that she would call! She was that kind of reliable. I loved her and was so happy to be able to see her at the family reunion in 2018. I know she will still intercede on our behalf. Thank God for her! Love, Dauna

Niki Hinds (Fuller)

July 9, 2020

I remember her smile and her laugh 😊
Pam and Man, you are in my prayers cousins 🙏🏽
My heart aches for us all😥💜

RaShaunda Christian

July 9, 2020

Pam and Man -

I'll always remember the visits and chats with your mother (Aunt Mirriam); especially when I was able to see her in San Diego.

You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,

Shaunda

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Exuding happiness!

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Howard University ID Card.
Drop dead gorgeous!

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In Man's Dining Room.

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At Man's wedding, being escorted down the aisle by Gerald II

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Granny Thelma, Grandma M and Melanie.

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In the "late" 80's.

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At Buckingham Palace.

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In Turkey, on one of her many international trips.

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At Fed-X field with Man, Tre and Jackson.